Friday, 28 September 2012

Playing with bargains

I picked up quite a few bargains whilst on hols, and amongst them were some Kay and Co, patterned and slightly sparkled acetate sheets and some sparkled and stitched adornments:
Man, what fun and games here to attach the acetate, the prospect of a bargain overruled common sense and I forgot how tricky fixing acetate can be - ha, hence the bargain perhaps!

In the end I opted for using some of an A4 double sided sticky sheet to fix the acetate to a piece of cream card - but even that took a couple of goes - waaaaay too easy to get air bubbles between the acetate and the sticky unless you go very slowly and smooth it as you work from one end. So one wrecked acetate sheet right away :(

However, I think the result is quite cheerful - sort of Summer flowers in Autumn colours.

I used

- 7" x 5" cream card stock

- Kay and Co. acetate sheet mounted onto cream card from the snippets folder and a couple of embellishments - I do like the teeny bee, buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :)

- terracotta-ish Core'dinations card as a backing, with one end punched using a lacy Martha Stewart punch

- a snippet of green grosgrain ribbon

I would say 'simples' if it hadn't taken so long to sort the acetate out!



Darnell said...

I agree, Di, it was well worth the effort. Stunning card!! The papers from K&Company are extraordinary.

Annie said...

Love the card even if it wasn't so simple :-)
A x

Annie said...

Me again....meant to say that I've missed your Friday recipes so I have put one up of my own today :-) yum
A x

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of bother but the result was soooo worth it Di. Lovely fresh colours with the added benefit of a gorgeous butterfly :)

Nice knickers BTW, pink of course and those handy pockets for all your crafting tools are a great idea. Thanks for cheering me up.

Have a lovely Friday, big hugs xxxx

Karen said...

Acetate is not easy to use, but sometimes when we persevere it comes out good! Keep smiling! Karen x

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, love the colours. Great result even if it wasn't so simples.
Caz x

Sandra H said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww Di this is beautiful!! Acetate us gorgeous to use and you have done a brilliant card using it xx

Sarn said...

Can I eat this? NO!

Where's my Friday Feast?

Oh, it IS a lovely card by the way!I love the lacy border, and you're right . . . the autumnal colours are just right for the season.

Fancy flashing your pink pocketed knickers at Rachel . . . have you no shame woman? LOL!

Wishing you a happy weekend.

Sarn xxx

Bonnie said...

This is like a lovely Fall garden! And we all know that gardens take a lot of time and love! Got my painting clothes on and ready to go!

505whimsygirl said...

Beautiful card Di!


MaryH said...

So very pretty, I'm always amazed how you use the 'pre' stuff and make it look so wonderful. Never worked with acetate, but sounds like you did a lot of work with this one. Well worth it I might add. Calzone recipe sounds yummers...TFS

Elizabeth said...

Well worth the effort, Di. I love the colours and the design - it has a bit of the Mediterranean about it - reminds me of holidays in Malta though I can't exactly pinpoint why. And the little bee is gorgeous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Di, love the flowers and the border, very clever. Well done you for using the acetate, finally, lol.
Well I have always said that the most important and most used item in my craftroom is the bin.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Ooo! Gorgeous card there Di. I usualy cheat and use brads to hold acetate onto backgrounds!!